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Apple Streusel Pie

Apple Streusel PieStreusel topping with nuts takes apple pie one step beyond the basic. For a flavor change try using two or three types of apples in the filling.

Recipe Ingredients:

Pie Filling:
Pastry for single-crust 9-inch pie
3/4 cup Equal® Spoonful*
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 cups peeled, cored, sliced Granny Smith apples (about 6 medium)

Streusel Topping:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful**
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Pie Filling, roll pastry on floured surface into circle 1 inch larger than 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into plate; trim and flute edge. Set aside.
  2. Combine 3/4 cup Equal®, cornstarch, lemon juice, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt and nutmeg; sprinkle over apples in large bowl. Toss to coat. Spoon apples into pie crust.
  3. For Streusel Topping, combine flour, 1/2 cup Equal®, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir in melted butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts. Sprinkle over apples.
  4. Bake in preheated 375°F oven 45 to 55 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden. Cool on wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 8 servings.

*May substitute 18 packets Equal sweetener

**May substitute 12 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of pie): calories 275, protein 3 g, carbohydrate 33 g, fat 16 g, cholesterol 20 mg, sodium 223 mg.

Food Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 3 fat.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.